Student Life

Derika Hodge Griffin, Associate Dean of Students

The Student Services Division at Southern Union State Community College is proud to offer extensive opportunities for our campus community. We seek to offer services that support and supplement the college experience and learning that is fundamental to student success.

Student Services has the major responsibility for helping to create an encouraging campus environment that enhances and supports learning. The quality of our students’ experiences are significantly affected by the availability, diversity, and integrity of services and co-cur- ricular support programs. It is our objective to build alliances between the classroom and campus life, and to provide an opportunity for students to experience the excitement and responsibility that comes from being an active member of a college community.

Student Services’ mission is consistent with the general College mission to provide quality academic programs which are affordable, accessible, and responsive to the needs of the community, business, industry and government. We provide programs and activities for the College’s diverse student populations, and unique support services for minority, non-tra- ditional, and students with special needs. Student Services contributes to the comprehensive educational experiences of students by fostering an environment in which students can dis- cover and test their ideas, interests, and skills. We strive to assist our students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and insights that facilitate life-long learning and a sense of personal and interpersonal skills.

Explore the website and stop by our office. When you do, you’ll be sure to find that we are making a difference “one student at a time!”